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Vet Prices.

Postby ACEBLDRS » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:59 pm

Hey guys, I took my pooch into the vet yesterday for a little kennel cough that he got at the dog park. While i was there i asked for an estimate to get his hips and elbows OFA ed. So they give me this estimate of $560-$620. I thought that this was a little high, but i realize that the vet i go to is always a little higher than other places, but i don't care, i like the care and advice that i get from them.

So last night at my skeet league shoot, I asked some friends of mine who train and breed, where they get there OFA tests done. They gave me a name of a vet. I called them this morning and got a quote over the phone. $208, and i will talk to the on site OFA certified x ray tech the very same day and get the results.

Now this other vet clinic is a 1.5 hr drive one way. so it is out of the way. but it will be well worth it. If it was a hundred dollar difference i wouldn't probably drive that far.

So now i wonder how much i am getting ripped off from my vet. :pissed: We take 3 cats and a dog in there and i am thinking of getting another dog. If i give them an extra $50 or $100 a frikin animal I would be getting hosed. :pissed:

So i will start to look around a little bit. Just wanted to share. I think some people wouldn't get their dogs hips tested if the cost was that much money, and instead just go ahead and bread there dog without the OFA. :thumbsdown:
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Postby gsphunter » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:03 am

Yeah ACE when I saw that price to get those hips checked I about crapped. I figured it was just a west coast thing but obviously not since you got a second bid. Look around, there is nothing wrong with shopping for medical care. Hell if this would happen with humans it wouldn't be so damn expensive either.
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Postby donell67 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:42 am

i have a vet that i think will do it for alot less than that.they are a good reputable vet too. they are even cheaper than affordable vet clinic.
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Postby shrpshtr » Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:12 am

my vet is a little higher than others in the area but i have pretty much known him my whole life and he is very good at what he does. i do still check on costs with a couple of others vets anytime i have a need for special services like this. it never hurts to be informed... :thumbsup:
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Postby DROPDUX » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:33 pm

My vet seems to be good. shots are $10. Yesterday Gunny got bit by something on his snout and it swelled up (huge!). The vet charged $30 for an inspeciton/physical and another 30 for a benedryl shot. We were pleasently surprised. Don't know about the hips charge though. I will definately get a quote before going in!
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:43 pm

man dropdux, my vet won't even let me drive by the place without running out and handin me a bill for $85.
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Postby cmelik10 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:34 pm

holy crap my vet must be the cheapest in the nation then. It cost me a grand total of $65 for the initial visit, and three shots (rabies, distemper, and kennel cough). I hope its just as cheap to do hips.

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Postby DROPDUX » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:30 pm

ACE,

I know as well as you do that you can't get anything for less than $85 in the bay area. That is why I moved.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:33 pm

:thumbsup: Aint it the Truth.
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